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U.N. Agencies Work To Contain Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak; More Than 172K Suspected Cases, WHO Reports

U.N. News Centre: Aid workers race to contain Yemen cholera outbreak, U.N. agencies report
“A ‘race’ is under way to contain the cholera epidemic in Yemen where 20 out of 22 governorates are affected, United Nations agencies said [Tuesday]. … Nearly 1,200 people have died in the latest outbreak and there are more than 172,000 suspected cases in the crisis-torn country, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)…” (6/20).

VOA News: Yemen Struggling With Cholera Outbreak, Currently World’s Largest
“…[WHO s]pokesman Tarik Jasarevic says aid agencies are scaling up their operation and refining their response. He says it is not possible to cover the country at all times, so WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) workers are going to so-called hotspots — the most affected areas — to treat cholera victims who are most at risk. He calls the situation a very challenging one…” (Schlein, 6/20).

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